What's In Outdoors



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Every Friday morning at 8:15, Phil Taunton will join the KVOE Morning show and let listeners know What’s In Outdoors.

 Below you can listen to past shows and find information relating to all kinds of stuff.  ENJOY!


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What's In Outdoors Calendar

All Year Kansas Crappie Club Tournaments - More Info
Apr 7-8

Kansas Wildlife Federation State Conference, banquet and CAP  awards - Acorn's Lodge, MilfordLake  David Zumbaugh, Elby Adamson

Apr 7 & 9 

Kansas City Film Festival - Cinemark Theater on the Plaza - April 7th -2:40 Pm - April 9th -2:40 Pm - SCHEDULE- | Kansas City FilmFest

Apr 8-9

NSTRA Salt Plains BDC  Sterling, Kan 

Apr 8
Kansas Wildlife Federation Annual Conference and CAP Awards - Flyer
Apr 22 NSTRA Mo-Kan Regional Elimination-----Youth Fishing Derby, Clinton
Apr 29

Council Grove Arts Council....Richey Cove - Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

May 6  Youth Aquatic Education Day - Family/youth/outdoor mentor outdoor appreciation and aquatic education - Santa Fe Trail Park, Council Grove Reservoir. - Flyer
May 6

Kansas Crappie Club...Spring Camp and youth fishing tournament

May 7-9

Outdoor Writers of Kansas Conference, Council Grove --Brent Frazee

May 24 Keep it a Safe Summer, KISS event, Lyon County Fairgrounds 
June  Kansas Wildlife Federation  OAC Camp....Tommie and Teresa Berger, Dave Zumbaugh, Rock Springs Ranch
June Cub Scouts Summer Camp  Camp Double EE, Emporia
June 3

Dirty Kanza 200  Emporia,   Lelan Dains

June 3

Justin Corbett Memorial outreach,Ravenwood,  Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

June 10 Symphony on the Flinthills, Deer Horn Ranch in Geary County.
June 24

OK Kids Day, Rose Hill Kansas...Master Angler, Terry Sullivan.  Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

July 7-9 WILD Kansas.....Steve Woolf   Supt. of Schools  USD 101 Erie, Kan.   State Conference-- Rock Springs Ranch  Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information
Aug 12 

OK Kids Day, ClintonLake, Sherri Henderson Withers.  Contact Phil 620-794-5373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Sept 30, 2017

WoodFest 2017 - http://woodfestks.com/


SOS Ad Astra in Topeka, KISS, Emporia. Lyon County Fair.

Bluestem F&R Event and the State Fair in Hutchinson, KCC tournaments  

Youth Aquatic Education Day, Western Kansas  To Be Determined

Events really too numerous to mention, including pointing and retrieving dog field trials,  hunter education classes and advanced outdoor education, memorial events, fishing tournaments and being asked to participate in schools, more every day!

Week of 03-10-17

  • What's in Outdoors and Critter Camp Plus will air live from the Middle School in Burlington where the students will be "fishing",  casting and learning all about our natural world.







  • Results of the Kansas Crappie Club's crappie tournament at Clinton Lake

Week of 03-03-17

  • Want to learn more about Kansas Outdoors? 

Blake Rapp and Eric Brown with Kansas Hunting and Fishing will join us live on the What's in Outdoors show Friday morning to discuss how they use Facebook to promote our heritage and traditions in the Great Outdoors. https://www.facebook.com/groups/833194176800305/



  • Also joining us will be John Gieber of the Twin River's Bass Club based in Emporia to tell us about plans to celebrate their 40th year of participating in bass tournaments and upcoming fishing oriented activities for young and old alike. http://www.twinriversbassclub.net/home.html


Week of 02-24-17


  • Shane Eustice of Eldorado and Hook em Guide Service will be our guest to discuss early season walleye fishing and the overall fishing forecast for Eldorado Reservoir.


  • Ty Woof and friends hit the jackpot for blue cats while fishing Milford Lake. The five largest fish weighed in at just over 180 pounds with the largest being Ty's personal best at 64.5 pounds!







  • Brian Keith is all smiles while holding the 7 pound largemouth bass his pond just produced.

Brian treated outdoor writer, Brent Frazee and friends to an early fishing adventure that won't soon be forgotten!




Week of 02-17-17

  • What's in Outdoors will interview Rick Hammond of Olpe, who is attending the National Wild Turkey Federation Convention and Sports Show. . 

The 2017 NWTF Convention and Sport Show is a 5 day event that runs from February 15th to the 19th at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennesse.  This event showcases products like fishing and hunting supplies, lifetime hunts, limited edition guns, original artwork, jewelry, furniture, outdoor equipment and much more etc. in the Sporting Goods, Toys & Games industry.



  • The Aquatic Research and Outreach Center......Emporia State University. 

What a great learning facility for both student, youth and families alike! 







  • A What's in Outdoors "Tip of the Hat" to Jessica Popescu, a science teacher at Seaman High School, the school's fishing team and Steve Woolf with Wild Ks for their efforts in getting students "Outside for a Better Inside!" 

WILD Ks  http://cjonline.com/education/sports/2017-02-11/josh-rouse-student-organization-looks-become-ffa-getting-people-outdoors

Aquatic Education in public schools; A work in progress!
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  • Special thanks to Lori Kohls, Jayce Kohls and Devin Guesnier Otis-Bison school district for helping us out at the Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show. 

Everyone has a great time including the catifsh!


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Week of 02-10-17

  • Will Cokeley former Kansas State University star linebacker is living the dream and doing all he can to get youth and families "Outside for a Better Inside!" - http://cokeleyfarms.com/

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  • At Riverside Gardens - What's in Outdoors will be smelling the roses the next couple of days helping Vickie and the "Flower Girls" at Riverside Gardens gear up for Valentine's Day.
    Please stop in and see what we can arrange for that special Outdoors person in your life! Canine Companions included!

Week of 02-03-17



Listen to past shows


  • Monster Sweet Potato Recipe! Courtesy of Lanne Shayes
  • Fish Salad Recipe….. Use as a dip with our favorite cracker or make a sandwich
  • http://www.crappie.com Recipes and stories.
  • Recipe courtesy of Dustin Teasley, KDWPT

Cold Pack Pickled Fish

1 quart fish (rib meat from carp, white bass or drum fillets)….makes around 3 pints.

2 medium yellow onions

3 C Kosher Salt

1 C Port Wine (White but red will work)

1 C Sugar

2 C or more of White Vinegar

2 C Water

2 Tbsp Pickling Spice

Cut meat into pieces no thicker than 1/2”. In a bowl place a layer of salt, then place a layer of fish, then cover that layer with salt. So on and so forth until you have used all the fish and then cover it with salt. Set in fridge 24 hours. Next rinse all salt off fish and place in container covering fish with white vinegar. Set in fridge 24 hours. In a sauce pan, mix 1 C port wine, 1 C sugar, 2 C vinegar, 2 C water, and 2 Tbsp pickling spice and bring to a boil and remove from heat. Clean onions and slice. Once the solution you boiled has cooled, strain out spices. In pint jars create layers of onion and fish until you reach the neck of the jar. Pour cooled solution in jar until all meat and onion is covered. Place ring and lid on jar and set in fridge 24 hours before eating.

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